Database Searches Strike Again: Ask Home Depot

Nick Fishman

Home Depot Rescreens Workers Sent into Homes.  This story posted by WCVB in Boston chronicles another instance where an inexpensive database search ended up costing a national organization far more than they anticipated.  Bottom-line, whatever short cuts they were taking in the background screening process didn’t reveal that they were hiring a violent sex offender and placing him in people’s homes.  Thankfully, no one was hurt, but if Home Depot had to do it all over again I’m guessing they would have spent the money to do a proper background check rather than trying to rebuild its image in a major US city.

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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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